Transatlantic Cable Podcast

In this week's episode, David and Jeff round up 3 stories looking at video games, talking about the World Health Organisation's decision to classify video game addiction as a real problem, as well as how unscrupulous developers are looking to fool people into downloading their 'crapware' games.

Also on the cards is a look at the Olympic Destroyer malware, and how it's shifting it's eyes from the east to the west.

Finally, they look at how WhatsApp and other private messaging tools are being used to spread fake news. 

Tune in! 

Direct download: tcp-42-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:16am EDT

For the 41st edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic Cable Podcast, spying seems to be an underlying theme of our topics. Dave and Jeff kick things off looking at two separate stories with web-enabled cameras being hijacked then look at an interesting two weeks for Bitcoin and more.

Direct download: tcp-41-final.mp3
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In the 40th episode of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff hit on a number of pressing topics. The conversation ranges from Apple’s fight for privacy, Kim Dotcom looking for a Facebook alternative, the World Cup and more. 

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Category:technology -- posted at: 4:55am EDT

In the 39th edition of the Kaspersky Lab Transatlantic podcast, Dave and I have some fun. We discuss Pornhub’s VPN, some bad GDPR, banning Facebook and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Pornhub VPN

Kenya and video posting

UK nabs hacker, and his Bitcoin

Banning Fb for a month

GDPR is hard

Direct download: tcp-39-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 4:28am EDT

In this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and Jeff dive into 5 stories and include some bonus content below. During the conversation they discuss a petition to break up Facebook, Google removing “Do No Evil,” the darkside of the moon and more. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Teensafe leaks kids’ data

Fake Fortnite apps on Android

Google drops “Do No Evil”

Selfish Ledger

Take this Lollipop

Advocacy group calls for Facebook breakup

China to the darkside of the moon

Direct download: tcp-38-final.mp3
Category:technology -- posted at: 5:40am EDT

Dave returns from vacation for the 37th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast. During our chat, we discuss a quickly disclosed data breach at Chili’s, meeting the 3rd party tracking American cell users locations, police falling victim to ransomware and more.

If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

Chili’s suffers data breach

Police fall victim to ransomware

Facebook suspends apps after internal review

US phone carriers selling location data

Direct download: tcp-37-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:14am EDT

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Ahmed fills in for Dave who is taking a much-needed vacation with the family. During Ahmed’s conversation with Jeff, the discussion touches upon some more drama with Cambridge Analytica and Facebook, a data-breach for ride hailing app Careem, privacy wars and more. As always, we keep the conversation to 20 min or less to fit into your busy day. If you want to read more on the stories, you can click on the links below:

 

Gmail's 'Self Destruct' Feature Will Probably Be Used to Illegally Destroy Government Records

Cambridge Analytica kept Facebook data models through US election

Privacy wars: Google v. Facebook – who is worse?

Careem hit with cyber attack

Direct download: transatlantic-cable-episode-36.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:48am EDT

In this week's episode of the Kaspersky Daily podcast, David and Jeff dive into the new Facebook dating app.  They also discuss the recent arrest of 15 suspects in China for creating and selling PUBG (Player Unknown's Battleground) cheats with malware installed.

There's also discussion around the recent news that WhatsApp co-founder, Jan Koum, has quit Facebook's board of directors after disagreement around the future of WhatsApp.

Finally, they briefly touch on the news that Twitter had sold data access to a researcher tied to Cambridge Analytica.

Here's the stories they discuss:

Facebook dating service

PUBG cheaters arrested

WhatsApp co-creator leaves Facebook

Twitter and Cambridge Analytica

Direct download: tcp-35-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

In this week's episode, David and Jeff discuss the recent news about Amazon Key, now able to deliver parcels direct to your car boot; why people use "dragon" as their password and whether it's ethical to use a dead mans fingers to unlock a phone.  Tune in!  

Here are the stories they discuss this week: 

Dragon password

Unlocking a dead mans phone

Amazon Key to your car

Facebook hosting social security data

Direct download: tcp-34.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:14am EDT

In this week’s episode, David Emm joins David to discuss how smart-homes are monitoring our every move and breath (or so it seems), how Facebook is using AI to sell advertisers possible future purchasing decisions of its users as well as why we need to bring ethics into data and AI.

 

Also, something about toilet seats.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

 

The SmartHome that spied on me

Facebook reportedly using AI to predict your future

AI ethics

Breaking Facebook’s hold on data

Toilet seat tweet

Direct download: tc-33-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:21am EDT

In this week’s episode, Dave and I talk about how the Facebook fallout has led some raise the idea of paid versions of Facebook and Google, however not everybody think’s it would work.  Also on this week’s episode, ransomware that asks you to pay by playing PUBG (Player Unknown’s BattleGround) and why 99% of cybercrime goes unpunished in the UK.


Below are the links to the stories we discuss:

PUBG ransomware

Google and Facebook must be paid for

Amazon’s voice-sniffing patent

99% of cybercrime escape justice in UK

Direct download: tcp-32-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45am EDT

On this week’s edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I dive into some tasty stories for your mind. During our conversation, we discuss the latest changes at Facebook, a data breach at Panera Bread, the fallout from the ransomware that held Atlanta hostage and more. For the full text of the stories we discuss, please visit the links below:

 

Atlanta enters recovery phase from ransomware

Panera leaks millions of customers’ records

No, Panera doesn’t take security seriously

Facebook deletes hundreds of propaganda-tied accounts

Facebook to make changes to GDPR, won’t guarantee changes to hit US

Stolen credit cards from Lord & Taylor for sale on Dark Web

Direct download: tcp-31-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:22am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff tackle Facebook privacy (and why we need to read EULA's more carefully before signing up), a new bitcoin fork called Dietbitcoin as well as flat Earth hysteria and disconnecting from social media and work emails after leaving the office. Enjoy!

'Flat Earth' rocketman

Dietbitcoin

Right to disconnect

Facebook data download

Direct download: tcp30-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:02am EDT

In this week's jam-packed episode, Dave and Jeff tackle the elephant in the room: the recent Cambridge Analytica / Facebook fallout. Why is it so significant and what can you do to protect your data.

Also in this episode, school bomb-threat hoaxes, the UK national Lottery suffers account hacks and people are STILL falling for Ethereum scams on Twitter.  

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Category:general -- posted at: 9:38am EDT

In this special episode, Jeff talks to Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli about how criminals are able to clone chip and pin cards in Brazil.  

The researchers talk about how the criminals are actively selling their tools and how they're even offering guides and tools for wannabe criminals looking to start out in the carding business.

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Category:general -- posted at: 5:38am EDT

In the 28th edition of the Transatlantic Cable podcast, Dave and I return to our regularly scheduled programming. In this week’s discussion, we dive into the repercussion of the Yahoo breach, the impact of Bitcoin mining in rural America and more. To read more on the stories we discussed this week, please click the links below.

 

Fortnite hack story

Bitcoin in rural America

Porn cryptocurrency

Yahoo data breach sue story

Direct download: tcp-28-final.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36am EDT

In today’s podcast, I sit down with Santiago Pontiroli from Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team in Latin America to discuss the happenings of the second day of the conference.

 

During our conversation we recap the conference, discuss the Slingshot APT as well as some of the other news coming out of the conference.

Direct download: sas_2.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:18pm EDT

In today’s podcast, I sit down with members of Kaspersky Lab’s GReAT team from Latin America to recap the first day of the 2018 edition of the SAS. During our chat, Thiago Marques, Santiago Pontiroli and I discuss the following topics: 

Matt Tait’s opening keynote. More commonly known as @pwnallthethings on Twitter, Matt took to the stage to discuss the non-new phenomenon that is disinformation. The session set the stage for a day that went all in on False Flags and making the other side miss. 

10 years of GReAT. This session was hosted by Costin Raiu and Vitaly Kamluk discussed the evolution of the team as well as what is next for attribution.

From there, we discuss the Olympic Destroyer malware and the prominence of false flags. The guys also offer their takes on what made the malware so interesting.

We wrap the podcast with a preview of the guys’ presentation on Day 2 of #TheSAS2018.

Direct download: SAS_1_ENG_Recap_.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:12pm EDT

The Security Analyst Summit 2018 is finally here and Dave and Jeff take a look at what to expect from the two day conference.  Top on the agenda is a look back on 10 years' of SAS as well as a look at key talks and discussions. 

Direct download: tcp-27.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59am EDT

In this week's episode, Dave and Jeff talk about how some businesses in the states have had their tax account information leaked online, how contactless card fraud in the UK is on the rise, what's hot and what's not at the recent Mobile World Congress, and getting hacked by aliens. Yes, you read that last part right.

Direct download: tcp26.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:50am EDT